If you suffered a serious injury that was caused by the negligent actions of another party, people often ask themselves, “Do I really need a personal injury lawyer?”
There is no question that legal representation can be costly, and you’ve probably lost time at work because of the extent of your injury. If you decide to handle your claim on your own, you might be overwhelmed with all of the work you must do – on top of recovering from your injury.
The following are the common reasons why personal injury attorney is necessary after suffering a serious injury due to negligence:
- The legal process is complex. Personal injury claims can be too big or too complicated for one person to handle. A lawyer that has a comprehensive understanding of personal injury laws can help you navigate through the complexities of your case. If your injuries are severe or permanently disabling, having a skilled attorney on your side is the best way to obtain the maximum amount of compensation.
- Developing a strategy for your success. A personal injury attorney can investigate your accident and collect evidence necessary to build an effective and personalized case strategy just for you. He or she can thoroughly review your case and determine all of your legal options to obtain the most favorable outcome possible.
- Dealing with the insurance company. Getting compensation from an at-fault party’s insurance provider can be quite a challenge, since there are looking for any way possible to reduce your claim, or flat-out deny it entirely. If you are not willing to settle for the token amount and you believe your claim is worth more, you will need a lawyer. They will spend as much time fighting for your best interests against the insurance adjuster until the most reasonable settlement is reached.
- Not afraid to go up against government entities. If you suffered an injury caused by a hazardous road condition, you might have the right to sue a government entity for an accident caused by its employee in charge of maintaining that particular roadway. Similar to dealing with an insurance company, the government entity is backed by their own skilled legal team and ready to deny your claim.